My Angry Toe, a Soleful Tale

For three weeks my right pinky toe has been red, swollen and angry. I tried soaking it in Epsom salts.  I tried changing up my shoes. Finally I made an appointment with my podiatrist, actually the replacement podiatrist since mine had retired and sold his practice to a woman half my age. I’d seen her… Continue reading My Angry Toe, a Soleful Tale

Dating and other Things Over Fifty

(re-run) Sherry didn’t get her first colonoscopy when she turned fifty. She put it off. Did she have one done at 51?   No, she did not. 52?   No, she did not. Finally, Sherry scheduled it to be done at 53.  She was so nervous when she went in that the nurses asked Joe, a regular… Continue reading Dating and other Things Over Fifty

The Frazzled, Harried Shopping Day with No Money

(re-run) Yesterday I was busy, squared.  I planned my whole day around running down to Dublin before 4:30 to get some free samples from my sister’s doctor. Sis is in the doughnut hole for meds with Medicare, which means they are expensive. On the way down to Pleasanton, I got a call from one of… Continue reading The Frazzled, Harried Shopping Day with No Money

Dating and other Things Over Fifty

(re-run) Sherry didn’t get her first colonoscopy when she turned fifty. She put it off. Did she have one done at 51?   No, she did not. 52?   No, she did not. Finally, Sherry scheduled it to be done at 53.  She was so nervous when she went in that the nurses asked Joe, a regular… Continue reading Dating and other Things Over Fifty

The Upside of Self-quarantining — Is There One?

I have a science friend who used the term social distancing a month ago. I listened to her. I thought of my sis in a nursing home situation, the sister I visit daily, and thought to myself, I need to do this. Two weekends ago, I skipped a Motown review at a large theater and… Continue reading The Upside of Self-quarantining — Is There One?

The Frazzled, Harried Shopping Day with No Money

Yesterday I was busy, squared.  I planned my whole day around running down to Dublin before 4:30 to get some free samples from my sister’s doctor. Sis is in the doughnut hole for meds with Medicare, which means they are expensive. On the way down to Pleasanton, I got a call from one of her… Continue reading The Frazzled, Harried Shopping Day with No Money

How to Get Attention During a Chorus Rehearsal

You know this has got to be a tongue-in-cheek piece, because I never try out for solos. I like to blend in with the rest of the chorus and sing my little heart out, incognito. Last night, however, I made a move that will remembered by all who were there. Our new riser positions put… Continue reading How to Get Attention During a Chorus Rehearsal

Shake-up in the Routine

I am a creature of habit. If it’s Monday then it’s exercise with Carolyn at 9:30. If it’s Tuesday it’s chorus at 7:00. If it’s Wednesday, it’s exercise with Milan at 9:30. If it’s Thursday it’s Wild Card day. If it’s Friday, it’s exercise with Yuko at 9:30. Only this week things were goofed up.… Continue reading Shake-up in the Routine

Dating and other Things Over Fifty

Sherry didn’t get her first colonoscopy when she turned fifty. She put it off. Did she have one done at 51?   No, she did not. 52?   No, she did not. Finally, Sherry scheduled it to be done at 53.  She was so nervous when she went in that the nurses asked Joe, a regular patient… Continue reading Dating and other Things Over Fifty